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October 13 – First Open Meeting of the JLI Conflict Transformation Hub

On 13 October 2023, JLI held the first open meeting of the newly revived Conflict Transformation Learning Hub. Researchers and practitioners working locally, nationally and internationally were invited to attend. The meeting commenced with an introduction to the Conflict Transformation Hub, its history, past ...

June 15 Religions, Humanitarianism & Development Reading Group: Evangelicals and Gangs in El Salvador

On June 15, 2023, JLI held a webinar where Dr Stephen Offutt, from Asbury Theological Seminary presented his new book ‘Blood Entanglements: Evangelicals and Gangs in El Salvador’. Olivia Wilkinson, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, responded and it was followed by a Q&A session.

My Future in Research is Now as Clear as Day

My Future in Research is Now as Clear as Day Regina Mutiru JLI PVE, Youth and Interfaith Research Capacity Sharing project participant While there are many online and offline opportunities that advance the course of peace and interfaith dialogue, there are a few that do so with sustainability in mind. ...

Producing knowledge on violent extremism and how to counter it: is another way possible?

Producing knowledge on violent extremism and how to counter it: is another way possible? Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert Senior Research Associate, JLI There are few societies across the globe where ideologically motivated violence in one form or another - from rightwing to leftwing, secular or religious, non-state ...

December 1 Academic Reading Group Session : Youth and aspirations in postconflict Marawi, Philippines

On December 1, 2022, JLI held a webinar where Jayeel Cornelio PhD, Ateneo de Manila University, presented his article ''Going home: youth and aspirations in postconflict Marawi, Philippines''. Patrick Godi, South Sudanese youth leader, policy researcher & co-founder of various initiatives, responded. The ...

New Study Highlights the Role of Local Faith-Based Actors in Peacebuilding Efforts

A study by the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) examines how the international community can better leverage local faith-based actors toward achieving more just and peaceful societies. NEW YORK CITY, NY, July 12, 2019 – A new study commissioned by an international ...

JLI-PaRD SDG 16 Workstream Research: Expression of Interest Form

The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities is a knowledge partner with the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development/PaRD workstreams to conduct research on partnerships/collaboration between religious/faith actors, NGOs, governmental, and inter-governmental agencies on ...

JLI Peace and Conflict Hub retired

The JLI Peace & Conflict Hub in 2018 looked at ‘what's next’ for the JLI Peace & Conflict hub, in particular if there was a way to have a face to face meeting of members in order to facilitate sharing of learning and evidence. Unfortunately, the fundraising for such an event was unsuccessful and therefore ...

JLI Webinar Ways of Working- Misean Cara and Mensen met een Missie

Introduction and discussion moderated by JLI Coordinator, Jean Duff Guest Speakers: Missionary Approach to Development, Seamus O’Leary, Learning and Development Manager, Misean Cara The fire from above, and the fire from below- Peacebuilding approaches in the Philippines, Rick van der Woud, CEO, Mensen ...

JLI- KAICIID Webinar: Establishing Platforms in Conflict Areas to Support the Mobilisation of Local Faith Communities

This joint webinar features two of KAICIID's interreligious dialogue programs: The Network for Religious Muslim and Christian Faculties and Institutes in the Arab World and the partnership in Nigeria to build inclusive and sustainable platforms for interreligious and intra-religious ...

Call for Proposals: Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities

USAID call for proposals for the implementation of people-to-people activities that mitigate conflict and promote reconciliation by bringing together individuals of different ethnic, religious, or political backgrounds in  Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Colombia, ...

JLI Partner KAICIID receives Africa Peace Award 2018

Congratulations to JLI Partner, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) for receiveding the prestigious Africa Peace Award 2018. The Peace Award was for its work promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue in Africa and the world, and in particular for its contribution to reviving the African Union ...
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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.